GPNA Meeting Agendas

GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building in Zoo Atlanta. Enter through gate C5 located at the southeast corner of the Cherokee Av. parking lots.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register in the membership rolls, be 18 years or older, and reside or work in a business located in the official boundaries of the Grant Park neighborhood. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident or business employee. All neighbors that are eligible to vote can also make motions or second them.
  • We loosely or informally follow Robert’s Rules of Order for our proceedings in order to keep discussions moving along in the interest of valuing everyone’s time.
  • Please DO NOT arbitrarily interject comments or questions aloud. Instead, please wait to be recognized of your entitlement to the floor before speaking to the membership. And then ask/make one, and only one, question/comment before allowing others to have a turn.
  • Please reserve your comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.
  • Please take all side conversations all the way into the lobby and close the doors behind you.
  • Please use the acronym sheet and neighborhood map provided on the lobby tables to follow along with the discussions.

Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.

Officer Reports

  • Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above.
  • Welcome to new members: Name, Street and profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Elected Officials’ SHORT Update (if any are present)
  • Grant Park Conservancy
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update
    • R  Update – Kristi Malloy
    • R
  • Grant Park Schools
  • Grant Park Happenings
  • 2017 Grant Park Farmers Market – Every Sunday, 9a – 1p, April – December
  • 2017 Grant Park Criterium – 08/19 –
  • 2017 Summer Shade Festival – 08/26 & 27 –
  • Steering Committee Changes
  • Please welcome Amanda Puché as our new Fundraising Chair
  • Tom Merandi has resigned his position as Philanthropic Chair
  • Please welcome Heidi Reis as our new Philanthropic Chair
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member.
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; (Sub-)Committee Chair contact information is on left margin
  • April Minutes (approval vote toward the end of the meeting)
  • Report
  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!

Committee Reports

Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • Zone 6 APD update
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], (404) 612-7012
  • Neighborhood Watch Update
  •  Nicholas House – Norma Nyhoff
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  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
Economic Development
  • Now in charge of Sunbursts – Order one today and have it by Friday!
  • Another Grant Park Gathering Coming Soon! – Vickery’s, Thursday 06/15, 6 - 8p
Fundraising Homes & History
  • Historic Design Regulation Rewrite Update
  • Ormewood/Lynwood Immediate Neighbors Meeting Update
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
    • Berne/Marion Townhomes
  • Tip of the Month
Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)
  • Update
Minutes Approval Vote
New Business/Open Floor
Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming GPNA Meetings:

  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • Technology Committee: Every Fourth Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., 393 Ormond St.
  • Land Use & Zoning (including Transit & Transportation) Committee: Every First Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Tech Lab
  • Homes & History Committee: Every Third Monday, 7:00 p.m., Atlanta Preservation Center
  • GPNA General Monthly Membership Meeting: Every Third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Studio
Upcoming NPU-W Meetings (@Village Church of East Atlanta)
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • NPU-W General Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
General Info:
  • If You See Something, Say Something™: When contacting police: Dial 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404-371-5002.
  • To report City service related issues, dial 311.
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